The Story of Little Mole Plop Up Edition!

Who Knew it Was None of His Business

Author: Werner Holzwarth

Publisher: Pavilion Children's

ISBN: 9781843650959

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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The outrageous bestseller is back - now in a hilarious pop-up edition! Who did their business on the mole's head? Join the intrepid mole as he sets out to find the culprit and exact his revenge in his own little way. "The Story of the Little Mole" is a favourite story loved by children and their parents all around the world with over a million copies sold! And now, you play along with compelling pop-ups, tabs to pull and flaps to lift!
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Crossover Picturebooks

A Genre for All Ages

Author: Sandra L. Beckett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136577017

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 414

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This book situates the picturebook genre within the widespread international phenomenon of crossover literature, examining an international corpus of picturebooks — including artists’ books, wordless picturebooks, and celebrity picturebooks — that appeal to readers of all ages. Focusing on contemporary picturebooks, Sandra Beckett shows that the picturebook has traditionally been seen as a children’s genre, but in the eyes of many authors, illustrators, and publishers, it is a narrative form that can address any and all age groups. Innovative graphics and formats as well as the creative, often complex dialogue between text and image provide multiple levels of meaning and invite readers of all ages to consider texts that are primarily marketed as children’s books. The interplay of text and image that distinguishes the picturebook from other forms of fiction and makes it a unique art form also makes it the ultimate crossover genre. Crossover picturebooks are often very complex texts that are challenging for adults as well as children. Many are characterized by difficult "adult" themes, genre blending, metafictive discourse, intertextuality, sophisticated graphics, and complex text-image interplay. Exciting experiments with new formats and techniques, as well as novel interactions with new media and technologies have made the picturebook one of the most vibrant and innovative contemporary literary genres, one that seems to know no boundaries. Crossover Picturebooks is a valuable addition to the study of a genre that is gaining increasing recognition and appreciation, and contributes significantly to the field of children’s literature as a whole.
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Thatcher's Grandchildren?

Politics and Childhood in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Stephen Wagg,Jane Pilcher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137281553

Category: History

Page: 327

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Thatcher's Grandchildren explores sociological and political issues about childhood that have that have become increasingly significant in the twenty first century within a political landscape framed by neo-liberalism. Issues addressed include child protection and abuse, the media, education and schooling, and poverty.
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Analysing Humorous Storybooks for the Use in the Primary EFL Classroom

"The Queen’s Knickers" by Nicholas Allan and "The Story of the Little Mole who knew it was none of his business" by Werner Holzwarth and Wolf Erlbruch

Author: Nina Schütze

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3668776296

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 16

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Seminar paper from the year 2017 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, Bielefeld University (Fakultät für Linguistik und Literaturwissenschaft), course: Teaching English Language and Literature and Culture in the Primary EFL Classroom, language: English, abstract: Using humour is a good way to create a positive atmosphere in the primary English classroom and it helps the children to concentrate and to enjoy the lesson. Humour can for example be found in storybooks and is therefore seemingly easily accessible. Yet, it might be difficult for the children to understand in terms of their cognitive development or their cultural knowledge. This leads to some questions concerning the use of humorous children’s books to teach language and culture of English-speaking countries to German primary school children. Firstly, it can be asked if picture books from different cultural backgrounds and with different kinds of humour can be used in primary school and what are possible difficulties in using books from a culture which is different from the listener’s culture. Furthermore, it can be interesting to look at important factors to consider when using a humorous picture book, like cultural specific humour and children’s humour. Finding approaches to answer these questions will be the focus of this paper. To do so, it shall be looked at theories of humour which will be applied to a German and an English picture book to analyse the humour used in these books.
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